What is the Spring Break Jump & Speed Minicamp?
The Jump and Speed Minicamp will teach athletes how to safely and effectively train to jump higher, run faster, and be more explosive. We have designed a 4-step system that emphasizes the key aspects of athleticism that must be developed for this to happen. The body must be coordinated, balanced, and strengthened properly, otherwise the risk of injury increases dramatically. But correctly done, the resulting increases in vertical jump and speed can be significant.
The Jump & Speed Minicamp is a good preview of our (longer) summer programs.
Who is this for?
The Jump and Speed Minicamp is for all middle school and high school athletes from any sport. All training will be appropriate to the level and experience of the athlete. Safety and setting athletes up for long-term success comes first!
Younger athletes will focus more on technique (landing, jumping, changing direction, etc) and body-weight strength; more advanced athletes will be doing more intensive plyometrics and weight-based exercises.
This level of training will be appropriate for most athletes 12 years and older. If you have any questions, would like an athlete evaluated for readiness, or have a more advanced younger athlete you would like us to consider then please contact us before signing up.
Is this safe?
Training that is done properly, and is appropriate to the level and age of the athlete, is safe. Jump and speed training, when done improperly, can be counterproductive or even dangerous. However, when progressively introduced with an emphasis on form, technique, and a comprehensive approach to athletic development (focusing on stability, landing, deceleration, etc., and not just raw strength) the program will be safe for younger athletes. Of course, just like with any sports training program, risk exists. But we take careful steps to minimize and avoid the possibility of injury as much as possible.
What will workouts be like?
Workouts will be 1 hour in length. A normal training session will focus on:
- Warming up, focusing on movement, flexibility, mobility, and stability work;
- Technique training for jumping, running, and changing directions (agility)
- Power/plyometric training, with a variety of jumping and coordination-dependent explosion drills.
- We will finish with some strength, core, and/or medicine ball exercises before a cool down and light stretch.
What is the schedule?
Dates: March 7, 10, 14, 17 (Monday – Thursday)
- Middle School: 9:00 – 10:00am
- High School: 10:00 – 11:00am
Location: Sport Progression (645 Wallenberg, Ste B-1, El Paso, TX 79912)
How much does it cost?
The cost for all 4 sessions is $80/athlete. There are 8 spots for the Middle School Class, and 8 spots for the High School Class.
What if I can’t make it to all 4 classes?
Individual sessions cost $25 if you can’t make every class.
Can’t I just train on my own?
Yes you can. But this can difficult or even dangerous when it comes to jumping and speed/agility. There are a lot of questionable programs and videos for increasing your vertical jump, so make sure you are careful. Chances are a self-created workout won’t have near the same effectiveness (and can very possibly be counterproductive) as a professionally designed program. We will show you what to do, how to do it, and the proper order to do it in. Plus, you can take advantage of camaraderie and competition to make it fun and intense!
Who is coaching?
The head coach will be Brandon Wolfram, CSCS, YFS1. Brandon is a former college and professional basketball player who now trains athletes of all sports and levels in El Paso, TX. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA and Youth Fitness Specialist with the IYCA.
Have more questions?
Feel free to contact us with any questions. You can email us, or text/call 915-317-6813.